The bust, which went down quietly Saturday in the Rio Grande Valley, was announced for the first time this afternoon.
“I commend our officers for intercepting and seizing this large amount of ammunition that was headed into Mexico,” said Hector Mancha, Customs and Border Protection port director for the area that includes Anzalduas International Bridge.
The truck driver, a 36-year-old Mexican citizen, was arrested, but his name was not released.
His 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was impounded.
Authorities have not yet revealed the caliber of the ammunition or said where it was purchased.
As Mexico’s drug cartels continue to wage war on each other — as well as against Mexican soldiers and police — U.S. weaponry, including ammunition, are believed to play a vital role.
Source: Dane Schiller for the Houston Cronicle